Join us for full day event featuring various women in tech providing their experience in their fields, students sharing insight to getting a tech internship, workshops to learn a new skills and a competition to win exciting swag and cash prizes! All majors, backgrounds and years are invited to attend and it is completely FREE!
Mar 20, 2021, 3:00 PM – Mar 22, 2021, 1:00 AM
About this event
Join us for full day event featuring various women in tech providing their experience in their fields, students sharing insight to getting a tech internship, workshops to learn a new skills and a competition to win exciting swag and cash prizes! The aim of this event is to celebrate the achievements of women in technology and empower the future generation of women!
All majors, backgrounds and years are invited to attend and it is completely FREE!
We're excited to have you a part and make sure to RSVP above so you don't miss this exciting opportunity!
Make sure to add this to your calendar after registering so you can add it to your schedule!
🌟 What you'll gain:
Meaningful connections with leaders, changemakers and problem solvers in various careers in technology
Insight and advice when pursuing a career in tech
New technical and development skills to further your tech careers
Chance to win various prizes through the competition
📢 What to expect:
Speaker Talks: 30 minute talks with leaders in various careers in technology. They are here to share their insight and advice in pursuing a career in technology and growing as a leader
Panel Session: Open QnA and discussion where you can learn and hear about the experience in various tech opportunities for students
Workshops: Learn a new technical skill through various DSC Chapters globally and connect with other student developers in the community! This is a chance to learn all about Google developer technologies!
Tech Challenge: Apply and practice your development and design skills to solve a weekend challenge with others. This is a chance to win some exciting prizes from Google and you gain another project to add to your portfolios!
📍 Where: Virtual
We will be hosting our live event online through Zoom. Come back to the event page the day/time of the event and you will be able to join the event. The speakers, facilitators and panelists will be using their camera and mics, and you are welcomed to join us. Of course, we will understand if you prefer to keep your video or mic (or both) off and just participate in the live chat.
❓ Frequently Asked Questions:
Is this event free? YES!
Who can join? Any student in any major, year or background can be a part!
How do I register? If you are not logged in, click the "Log In" button above. Create an account and tickets will be available to view and register.
How do I join the Tech Challenge? When registering, you'll be able to indicate "yes" or "no" in signing up for the Coding Competition and join our Discord Server below to stay in communication with everything around the challenge
Do I need coding experience to participate? Nope! We want to create an event where ALL students can participate no matter what skill level you are at. Throughout the event we'll be hosting workshops where students can learn a new technical skill which can later be applied in the challenge.
In the meantime, come join us in our Discord Server and check in under the ⭐Women in Tech Conference⭐ Category: https://bit.ly/dscutsg
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March 20 – 22, 2021 3:00 PM – 1:00 AM UTC
Join the team as we introduce the conference and share the tech challenge prompt
Not All Software Engineers are Good at Math: Breaking Into & Finding Your Place in the Tech Industry
Come join Lena Elizabeth, Software Engineer and Youtube Content Creator based in NYC sharing her insight in Software Engineering and learning to find your place in the vast tech space!
Inspiring females to pursue a STEM career: “She believed she could …. So she did”
Join Nouha Dziri, Ph.D student at the University of Alberta and Research Intern at Google AI and Microsoft Research as she shares her insight to how you can inspire the next generation of women to pursue STEM. As well, hear her journey getting into research in tech and how she was able to work with established researchers at Google and Microsoft!
The Secret of Landing a Job
Join Aadhya Bhatt, Google Developer Group Organizer and Women Techmakers Ambassador as she shares her advice in landing your dream job!
Breaking Into The Gaming and Tech Industries (as a Womxn)
Hear from Marina Ivanovic, Head of Recruitment at Kolibri Games (Ubisoft Mobile) as she shares her insight in technical recruitment across the video game and tech industry, how you can network like a pro to feel empowered and supported while fighting imposter syndrome!
Choose your own adventure in tech: my path to Web Advocacy
Join Laura Morinigo, Web Developer Advocate at Samsung Internet, Women Techmakers Ambassador and Google Developer Expert as she shares her experience learning and working around web development to now being a mentor and leader for others in the tech space. Hear about the career of a Developer Advocate and the advice she has for others growing their expertise and knowledge in development!
Student Tech Internship Panel
Join a panel of students who landed internships at various tech companies (Square, Weavik, Unity Technologies, Github, Adobe and more) related to Software Development, Machine Learning, UX/UI Design, Product Development and Data Science! They are here to share their insight to receiving an internship offer and how to transition into your tech internship!
Getting into a tech career from a non-technical background
Come join Stephanie Nuesi, CEO and Founder of Max Up as she shares her expertise and advice getting internships at various top accounting firms, tech companies and banks from a non technical background.
The Power of Personal Brand for Students
Personal branding helps individuals to expand horizons while building a plan to achieve bigger career goals. Join Nathalia Silva, Women Techmakers Ambassador and Founder of Women Developers Toronto in this presentation that will show you how to improve your brand by simply
following 5 easy steps.
Workshop: Intro to UX Prototyping
Learn the fundamentals of UX design through this interactive workshop with Stephany Lopez from DSC UTRGV. You’ll build on your digital design skills and learn how to use styles, components, responsive design features, prototyping tools, and live preview - all within Figma itself.
Owning your Narrative
Learn how to make the most of our experiences and how our personal perspective guides our life. We all have so many experiences in our life’s but still we feel that they are not enough or not as cool as XYZ. Imposter syndrome is often the key reasons for us not succeeding in getting the jobs/scholarships we want. Every experience we have has a positive side to it. In this workshop we will learn how to see and present those experiences with an enthusiastic outlook.
When Science, Math, and Creativity Collide in Tech
Come join Megan as she shares her journey to becoming a Software Engineer at The Walt Disney Company and how she learned that no experience counts for nothing when you are entering a role in the tech industry.
Navigating the World of Cybersecurity, College, & Content Creation
Join Kierra Page, Software Engineer Intern working in Cybersecurity at Boeing Space and Youtube Content Creator as she shares her experience working in Cybersecurity as women while growing her online community creating content about tech, lifestyle and productivity on Youtube
The Power of Entrepreneurship & Innovation
After graduating from Yale with a Master’s in Religion, she made the ultimate pivot into tech and entrepreneurship. Tune in to learn about her journey, and the things she’s learned along the way.
Join the conference organizers as we close off the event and share exciting news around the Tech Challenge for Sunday!
CEO at Max Up
Software Engineer and Youtube Content Creator
Incoming Machine Learning Engineer at Square
UX/UI Designer at Weavik Inc
Women Techmakers Ambassador
Ph.D Student and Research Intern at Google AI and Microsoft Research
GDSC UT Dallas Founder
Founder, TEDx Speaker and UX Designer
Head of Recruitment at Kolibri Games (Ubisoft Mobile)
Developer Advocate at Samsung Internet and Google Developer Expert
Technology Specialist at Bell and Women Techmakers Ambassador
Incoming Product Intern at Adobe
Software Engineering Co-op at DataChat
Software Engineer at Disney
Software Engineer Intern at Boeing Space and Youtube Content Creator
Developer Relation Senior Program Manager
Head of Developer Engagement, Google Cloud
Founder and Executive Director of WiTech (Youth for Women in Technology Incorporated)
University of Toronto
Student Initiative Fund (SIF)
Developer Student Club - University of Toronto Mississauga